Dog Mart LA is a must-try for Los Angeles locals. This shop has the most unique approach to what it meant to be a pet store. From their borrow-a-book libraryto their unique speakeasy-like location, they are truly one-of-a-kind. Their Instagram is pretty awesome too! Say hello @dogmart.la !
We're kind of obsessed with this Bay Area gem thatprefers apple spice to pumpkin spice, is 100% anticheesy Christmas music, and deemed a toddler as their "customer experience manager".Weare thrilled to be featuring them this week in our retail spotlight post.
"We don't participate in Pumpkin Spice, but we do have an apple spray that is quite nice in the fall. We also don't play Christmas music in the store. :)"
From the moment you enter Zoomies, you know you've found something special. From the house-made treat bar, to the most fashionable dog coats in town, Zoomies hits it out of the park. In the interview below, we hear from co-founder Susan, giving our readers an inside peek at what makes Zoomies so special.
There are SO many reasons to use CBD on your pet, and they are not all related serious conditions and ailments. Using CBD as a daily wellness supplement has shown to improve your dog's life, naturally. CBD is non-toxic and non-psychoactive, which means it's not going to get your dog sick or “high”.
"Before moving to LA, I would always hear things like “living in a big city, you never get to know anyone” or “it’s so hard to make friends in the city”. But boy oh boy, does Downtown LA prove those theories wrong. There is such a powerful sense of community here and it is beautiful. All of my customers are genuine, kind, and 110% badass. My customers are also very diverse because we are located in the middle of THE melting pot, which creates a very unique and open atmosphere at Pet Project LA. There is truly a sense of connectedness between each other even if you have never officially met someone and only seen him/her in passing. Everyone ALWAYS has each other’s back and is offering to help one another out. It’s amazing."
"Anyone else use CBD oil for their pup? Chevy uses it daily to manage her back/hip pain. It works wonders! It’s literally the difference between her being able to sit down in a timely manner vs having to spin 5 times, adjust her legs, spin 2 more times, and then slowly move her butt towards the ground in a half sit position. She used to be on pain Meds that were messing up her insides... so we took her off the Meds and out of pure desperation to find something that would work without nasty side effects... we gave CBD oil a try.
I did a bunch of research and came across Dope Dog treats and decided to give the treats and oil a try. Not only did I notice a difference in her barking, but my neighbors did too! I love being able to provide a natural anxiety aid for her barking and feel good about what’s going into her body! Plus, she loves the taste of the Pb crunchies, salmon oil and the unflavored oil! Thank you so much Dope Dog!"
We are thrilled to share our very first retail spotlight post. This is chance for us to share some of our favorite pet stores. Every store we feature has a unique offering and amazing staff, both human and furry!
Today, we asked the owner ofPaws and Effectto take us behind the scenes at our favorite dog boutique/pet spa in town!
What makes the pets/customers in your city unique?
We have the best clients and pets anywhere! People in Santa Monica treat their pets as a part of the their family, and we love that we can provide the kind of service they want.
"We specifically chose our little guy, Mr. Bandit a boy, because he is a bull terrier(ish) and bull terriers can be prone to epilepsy. We hoped he wouldn’t have epilepsy, but my husband has epilepsy so I thought they would be a good match and give each other comfort in their possibly mutual condition. Right away we realized Bandit had seizures, usually when he is sleeping or relaxing